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Capitol Hill Staffers Don’t Think Highly Of Eric Cantor


I finally got a copy of this month’s Washingtonian, with its “Best and Worst of Congress” ratings. The results were fascinating, particularly regarding one Eric Ivan Cantor (R-7th CD).  Keep in mind that the people voting here include “administrative aides, press secretaries, legislative directors, and chiefs of committee staffs” – in other words, the people who observe our Senators and Representatives more closely than just about anyone else in the world.  All of which should make Eric Cantor say “OUCH!” even louder than he would have otherwise.

*Cantor was voted the #3 “Showhorse” (as opposed to “Workhorse”) in the House of Representatives, behind Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Michele Bachman (R-MN)

*Cantor was voted the #2 “Biggest Disappointment,” behind only “Tickle Me Eric” Massa.

*Cantor was voted the #1 “Most Partisan” member of the House, ahead of – you guessed it – Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Cantor’s boss John Boehner (F-OH).  

That pretty much sums it up about Cantor, a completely vapid, clueless, empty suit if I’ve ever seen one.

P.S. In stark contrast, Tom Perriello was voted the #1 “Surprise Standout” of the House, ahead of Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Keith Ellison (D-MN).

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    Years ago Virginia had a senator who was voted the stupidest person in the U.S. Senate, Bill Scott, a GOPer of course. Now, if Can’t-r is diligent, perhaps he can achieve the dubious distinction next year of being the #1 Showhorse, the #1 Biggest Disappointment, and keep his #1 Partisan rating.

  • libra

    the dim dick’s second given name is “Ivan”? Whatever were his communist poodles of parents thinking of?

    Also (and too, you betcha) one would like to know what kind of “Ivan” he is; more of an “Ivan the Terrible”, or an “Uncle Vanya” sort? Because, for sure, he ain’t I-van Gogh, for all he’s quite talented at painting a colourful picture — light on detail, heavy on impressions — of the fiscal future under his “leadership”…